Fall starts a new season for more of the LGBT sports teams, even the ones that are active year round. This is a great time of year to make the commitment to join a team or to just get out there and watch. Below is an overview of what some of the clubs have in store for fall.
Team DC: Team D.C. happy hour and reunion party for Cologne Gay Games is Tuesday at Buffalo Billiards from 6 to 8 p.m. Happy hour prices with foosball and shuffleboard competitions. A champions awards brunch is Oct. 3 at 11 a.m. at Nationals Park Diamond Club. Team D.C. will honor leaders in the LGBT sports community and present the 2010 Team D.C. College Scholarships.
Capital Tennis Association: The CTA is hosting the 2010 Capital Classic this weekend at the Rock Creek Tennis Center, located at 16th and Kennedy streets. Draws will be contested on all three days from morning until early evening.
DC Sentinels Basketball: The D.C. Sentinels will be hosting the D.C. Capital Classic on the weekend of Oct. 16 and 17 at the Capital Sports Complex in District Heights, Md.
DC Ice Breakers: The group’s “mega party game night” is Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Bailey’s Pub in the Ballston Common Mall in Arlington. Free pool tables, darts and more. The group’s regular bi-monthly ice skating social is Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. at the Kettler Capital Iceplex in Arlington.
DC Gay Flag Football League: More than 90 players have come together to form the fall league of the DCGFFL, which will kick off its season on Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Carter Barron Fields in Rock Creek Park, located at 16th and Kennedy streets. They will play Sundays through Nov. 11 and will conclude with a season ending tournament.
District of Columbia Aquatics Club: The swimmers begin their fall training at multiple pools in the D.C. area with their eyes on the next IGLA World Championships in Honolulu in July. There will be meets locally during their training including the Patriot Masters Sprint Classic at George Mason University on Oct. 24.
DC Strokes Rowing Club: The Strokes will be competing at the Head of the Potomac event on Sept. 26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Thompson Boat Center on the Potomac near the Kennedy Center.
Washington Renegades Rugby Football Club: The Renegades start their fall season against North Bay at DeMarco Park in Aberdeen, Md., on Saturday. The season runs through Nov. 20, and their schedule can be seen on their site.
DC Front Runners: The Front Runners have weekly runs on weekend mornings and at night on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Check out the website for weekly run times and upcoming races.
Tuesday Night Social Volleyball League: This long-running club plays every Tuesday starting at 7 p.m. at the Old Mackin Gym at 2200 California St., N.W. Contact Mike at email@example.com.
Stonewall Kickball League: The new league will kick off on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at Stead Park.
Mind Your Own Body Adventures: Outdoor Flying Trapeze – beginner lessons on Sept. 18 at 3 p.m. at the Navy Yards. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Chesapeake & Potomac Softball League: The CAPS 2010 fall season begins on Sunday and runs through Oct. 24. Games are played at the Tucker Road fields in Ft. Washington, Md. Contact Ed at email@example.com.
Federal Triangles Soccer Club: DC United Night Out on Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at RFK Stadium.
Capital Area Rainbowlers Association: CARA’s fall season has begun with 14 leagues spread out over the metro area.
Adventuring: 30 Mile Wilson Bridge Bike Ride on Sunday starting at the Clarendon Metro Station in Arlington, Va. Contact Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rainbow Spinnakers Sailing Club: Barbeque and sail on Sept. 25, from noon to 4 p.m. at Belle Haven Marina in Alexandria, Va.
Lambda Links Golf Club: Club Championships on Sept. 25 at Potomac Ridge Golf Course in Waldorf, Md.